We are a Principle Contractor for maintenance / construction works and we have recently started delivering an NEC3: TSC contract under Option ‘A’ with a price list.
The site works that falls out side of the scope of the current ‘price-list’ is put out as an open-market mini-tender in line with 52.1. A minimum of three quotations are issued to the Service Manager (which are all formatted into our own spreadsheet).
The Service Manager has now requested to see the original copies of quotations as he needs to show value for money.
His view is that contract is “open book” (a bit like Option C) and is causing us some difficulties.
However, my understanding is that under Option A, there are no requirements (nor z clauses) for us to disclose this information?
Is a Term Service Contract under option A an open book or close book contract?